By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Dec 16, 2020 at 12:31 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo's five-year, $228 million contract extension with the Bucks, has put the folks at Third Space Brewing, 1505 W. St. Paul Ave., in the Menomonee Valley, in, well a happy place.

"This was some much needed good news for a state and city who has had a rough go of it in 2020, so we thought what better way to help celebrate than with some free beer" said Andy Gehl, co-founder and president of Third Space Brewing, in a statement Wednesday.

Since we can't enjoy a nice Happy Place Midwestern Pale Ale this year at a Bucks game, why not celebrate with a free one at the brewery, which Wednesday and Thursday is, "Lighting it Up" by offering a free pint of Light it Up Craft Lager or Happy Place Midwest Pale Ale to anyone who shows up in a Giannis jersey or, really, any Bucks gear.

The offer is good Wednesday, Dec. 16 and Thursday, Dec. 17 at the taproom, Limit one per customer.

Third Space requests that guests review its Covid safety plan before attending and to mask up and spread out. Capacity in the tap room is currently limited to 50 percent and the rules will be strictly enforced to ensure safety. You can find the rules here.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.